Tyrrell in the MRE Mk2 (No 44) at Brands Hatch.
early 1970s MRE (Motor Racing Enterprises) produced a number of quite successful
F Ford cars and in 1973 they built a F3 chassis. Eventually in 1975 the
company was taken over and evolved into Tiga who were to build F2 and sports
MRE at its debut.
Designed by Canadian
Max Broxtrom the MRE Mk2 was based on a F Ford chassis and therefore
retained a space frame chassis with a stressed steel undertray. Suspension
at the front was a top radius arm and leading link with a wide-based
triangular bottom wishbone. At the rear, a radius arm with top link
and reversed A bracket and bottom link. Cast magnesium uprights were
fitted and the rear brakes were inboard, a 10 gallon fuel tank was
used. The car looked neat and tidy but a lack of development and poor
engines meant the car never featured in the last season of 1600cc